Current Trends

The domain of art education is broadening to include a wider range of visual and popular culture. Current trends in scholarship employ postmodern and visual culture approaches to art education, consider effects of globalism on the production and interpretation of images and focus renewed interest on issues of creativity. Within the NAEA, research and publications are being geared toward issues of learning, community, advocacy, research and knowledge.

Art education programs at major research institutions that are addressing these trends in the United States include Florida State University, Ohio State University, Northern Illinois University, Pennsylvania State University, Indiana University, Bloomington, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Western Carolina University,